HKGi

HOISINGTON KOEGLER GROUP INC.

Downtown Master Plan

Chaska, MN

2017 SUCCESS STORIES IN IMPLEMENTATION AWARD
American Planning Association, Minnesota Chapter

HKGi led the City’s effort to create a Downtown Master Plan for Chaska’s downtown, which still retains much of its character as a past center for brickmaking and ironwork. The plan has preserved and strengthened downtown as the center of the community and has resulted in several successful implementation initiatives:

  • A highly successful public/private redevelopment at Fireman's Park has brought new vitality to downtown.
  • Streetscape reconstruction, a downtown signage ordinance, and a signage assistance program have enhanced downtown's historic qualities.
  • New housing has been created at the southern gateway to the downtown.
  • A new Veteran's Memorial Park pays tribute to those who serve and also includes a popular archery range and views of the downtown.

Planning is currently underway to attract new private development and create a premier downtown plaza on a redevelopment site across from City Square. As implementation efforts continue, downtown Chaska will be transformed into one of the metropolitan region's most unique, pedestrian-friendly downtowns. Public investments by the City have attracted, and will continue to attract, private investment, leading to the evoluntion of a downtown in which people will live, work, play, and gather.